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New Camera Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Did you receive a camera as a gift recently? Is your camera still sitting in the box? This workshop will help you set up your camera and cover its basic operations. With hands-on instruction, you’ll learn the basics of camera operation. To get the most out of the class, you should own a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera,...

Sunday Sep 8th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$119

2 sessions

Beginners Photography

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Nothing compares to the thrill of taking professional looking photographs. Learn photography in this comprehensive course specifically designed to have you taking incredible shots in almost no time at all. Step-by-step, you'll learn how to operate a camera to achieve maximum creativity. Topics will include in-depth knowledge of shutter speeds, metering,...

Monday Sep 30th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

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Capturing the Holiday Lights: Beginner

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

December nights are perfect for making outdoor holiday lights come alive. Begin with a review of camera settings and image-framing concepts, then proceed outside to photograph the festive color. Review and discuss the newly captured images. Learn how to transform your photo into holiday cards.  Digital cameras only. A tripod and shutter release...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

Photoshop 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a spectacular place to take photographs. Make your images even better with Adobe Photoshop Elements—a user-friendly photo editor that has the same concepts as the full version of Photoshop. Apply selection tools, layers, and smart brushes. Requirements for the course are a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements...

Monday Sep 9th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$373.75

6 sessions

Learn Photography (Intensive 1 Day Workshop)

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

This one-day intensive workshop will show you how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. This class is for those who have a great desire to learn but little time. Topics include: composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture and shutter speed settings for a variety...

Saturday Aug 24th, 11am - 5pm

Intermediate Digital Photography

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Intermediate Digital classes are designed for photographers who have taken their skills past the beginner level and are passionate about learning photography. The classes are packed with the information you need and are run on a timescale that works for you. You can learn Intermediate Digital Photography over a four week period running one night...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

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Digital Photography: Get Off Auto (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Break away from relying on your camera’s automatic settings and begin to manually control each variable that makes a photograph “work” including the ISO, the shutter speed, and the aperture. Along with learning how to manually control your camera, you will learn how to organize and edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop, and go through the process...

Monday Sep 9th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (6 sessions)
$170

6 sessions

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Digital Photography Level 1: Ages 16+

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Break away from relying on your camera’s automatic settings and begin to manually control each variable that makes a photograph “work” including the ISO, the shutter speed, and the aperture. Along with learning how to manually control your camera, you will learn how to organize and edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop, and go through the process...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$170

6 sessions

Digital 101 4 Week Session

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...

Monday Sep 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

Digital Photography: Exploring Exposure

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to manually control your camera’s exposure when making digital photos. Bring in your own DSLR camera to learn how to control the 3 main comp1nts of exposure:  ISO shutter speed aperture The first half of the workshop will focus on the technical comp1nts of exposure, while the second half will consist of an in-class shooting...

Saturday Oct 5th, 1:15pm - 4pm

Beginning Digital Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn the techniques and principles of photography. Explore the basics, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. Some minimal photo processing will also be covered. The course requires a digital SLR camera. No previous experience is required.

Monday Oct 7th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$299

4 sessions

Digital 101 in a Day

at Chicago Photography Academy - Lakeview 3047 N Lincoln Ave Unit 209, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60657

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 5pm

Lightroom 1: Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Lightroom 1 is a wonder tool for organizing and editing images. We will begin by downloading images from your camera, naming  folders, backing up your work, and importing them into Lightroom. This workflow system allows you to locate and develop images into collections for emailing, printing, or other projects.  A personal laptop with...

Saturday Oct 19th, 9am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$349

2 sessions

Photograms (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to start working with analog photography in our black and white darkroom through making photograms! Photograms involve laying various objects on top of light sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. This results in a unique image with silhouettes of the objects placed on top of the paper.  Bring in a collection of objects you...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 1:15pm - 4pm

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Digital Workflow for Beginners

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Capturing a digital photograph is just one step in a multi-step process called the digital workflow, which is essential to managing and retrieving your photos. Students will learn methods of importing, storing, organizing, editing, and final polishing of images. Image sizing, card formatting, understanding differences between web and print...

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$199

4 sessions

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